This is Gumi.
I have studied English for eight years. One of my hobbies is to listen
to music by the Beatles, and I have been familiar with English songs for
about ten years.
I have corresponded to a friend in Sri Lanka for four years in English.
Last summer, I visited the Asian Rural Institute to do farming with
people from developing countries for one week. I used mostly English
I went to Melbourne, Australia for two weeks this March to study English.
It was a home stay program, and I commuted to the language learning
school named Cambridge International College. There, we couldn't speak
any language but English, so it was a really good experience to brush up
on my English skills. The host family was really kind and friendly. I
noticed that their English was Australian English, and the difference
In July, I went to Thailand for the program named International
Agricultural Training. We spoke English to communicate with Thai people,
and had lectures in English there.
I worked as a tutor of students from ASEAN from this September to
November. I helped their life in Tsukuba a little, and sometimes
translated lectures from Japanese to English.
Thus, I had opportunities to speak English. But still I can use only
basic English, and need more vocabulary. I want to use more complicated
phrases as well.